Everyday we hear about another death due to an overdose of fentanyl and other drugs like methamphetamines and heroin. In fact, in Los Angeles County alone, fentanyl-related deaths spiked 117% in the first few months of 2020 compared to a 70% increase in methamphetamine-related deaths.
And more students have died this year from fentanyl than any other method.
Join as we go back to the beginning; what are opioids and why have they consumed the depressed, the homeless, and the kids who can simply buy the drugs via their favorite social media site?
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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released body cam video of deputies using Narcan to save the lives of two teens who were found to be unresponsive and not breathing.
Believing the teens ingested fentanyl, the deputies administered three doses of Naloxone as well as CPR.
Within minutes, both teens began breathing and were transported to a hospital where they were treated and later released to their parents.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva said, “If not for the swift, decisive action of these deputies, both young men would have become lives claimed by the opioid pandemic.”